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Old 12-22-2003, 02:04 AM   #1
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Exclamation No Cd Sound




I am in a major need of some help. My sister's computer, which is a christmas present, has red hat 9 and I have no sound when playing cds, I need to know of some ideas on fixing this.

I am a Linux newbie, so if more info is needed please ask!


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Old 12-22-2003, 02:17 AM   #2
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I've had this problem before too.

Try using a different application to play the cd.

In the past when I have had this problem, Xmms worked for me. To play a cd in Xmms, start it up, then do Play Location-->/dev/cdrom or whatever the device name of your cdrom drive is.

I'm not sure what causes this, it may be the way the wire from the cdrom drive to the sound card is. I haven't explored too much since I found a way around it.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 02:58 AM   #3
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hello

your question ie "I have no sound when playing cds"
thta can be hardware issu like if all other sounf are comming from linux, but only audio cr's are not , then check the audio cable is connected from cd audio out to sound card audio inn.

Or is there is no sound it can be driver issue. tyr to use sound car detect from xwindows or command "sndconfig or soundconfig" to configure driver or check sound card.

visit this site if linux unable to detect sound card.
http://www.alsa-project.org/

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Old 12-22-2003, 05:40 AM   #4
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I have tried both of these things and nothing works. I am able to tell you this is the sound card:

PCI Via Technologies VT 8233 Ac97 Audio Controller

Does that help?

other sound and Mp3's play just fine. I only have no sound with cd's/dvds.

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Old 12-22-2003, 06:56 AM   #5
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You didn't reply if there was an audio cable installed in the computer.

The latest version of xmms is capable of digital audio extraction which does not require an audio cable. Also make sure the volume control in the mixer for the CD drive is not turned off and not at min level.
 
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I'm not sure if it has an audio cable, what is that?
 
Old 12-22-2003, 05:36 PM   #7
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Its a small cable that connects from the audio output of the CDROM drive to the sound card. If you look on the back of the drive there are 3 connectors. The power cable is usually a 4 pin located on the right side. In the middle is the ribbon data cable and on the left is the audio cable. Each one is marked accordingly.

When you play an audio CD the drive decodes it back into an audio signal through the front jack where you can plug headphones into as well as the connector on the back.

Newer computers do not need a cable because W2K and XP use digital audio extraction i.e. it decodes the music from the data cable. BTW Windows 98 needs an audio cable.
 
  


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